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Super Slick at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park: Synthetic Oil

Super Slick at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the auto manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Hanover Park car owners. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides essential advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for Hanover Park drivers, cooler operating temperatures, more engine power and increased fuel economy. Further, synthetic oil is more heat-resistant t ... read more

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The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Hanover Park motorists' current vehicles have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids. It's critical for Hanover Park auto owners to always use the right type of fluid for their pickup. Your service advisor and your owner's manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fluid your vehicle needs. Improper fluids can damage your vehicle and void your warranty. Some of the fluids that have changed significantly in recent years are cooling system fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid and motor oil. Each of these comes in many varieties now, and it's vital to know exactly which one your pickup needs. Cooling systems were once made of iron, steel and rubber. One coolant could be used to protect all of these materials. But new cooling ... read more

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Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Guide To Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission post focuses on using the proper fluids for your vehicle. Significant advancements in automotive technology have lead to the development of high-tech fluids to keep modern cars operating at peak performance. This is due to both engineering advances and new high-tech materials used to build pickup automotive systems. A simple example of this is the cooling system. For decades it was primarily made out of iron, steel and rubber hoses. There was one kind of coolant that protected these components from corrosion. Now cooling system components are made with various metal alloys and plastics. These materials require different additives to protect them from corrosion. Since the materials used vary among pickup auto manufacturers, we now have a number of different kinds of coolant. It's essential for Palatine car owners to use the right coolant. If ... read more

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